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Title: Motivations for Electronic Aggression among Youths in Select Higher Educational Institutions in Two States of South West Nigeria
Author(s): Samuel OKERE, PhD & Razak O. OWOLABI, PhD
Abstract: Electronic aggressions, also known as cyberbullying is becoming more prevalent among Nigerian youths. This follows the continuous rise in the Internet access and usage. This study investigated the motivations for electronic aggression among young people from the perspectives of undergraduates in six selected Nigerian universities. Focus Group Discussions were held with the respondents to find out the motivating factors behind cyberbullying perpetration by bullies. The data were analyzed thematically. The discussants justified the action of the youth who engaged in electronic aggression in different ways but mostly attributing negative motivations and selfish reasons. Consequently, closer interaction, counselling and reorientation of young people by the family and educational institutions were recommended as some of the viable solutions to curbing the harmful motivations.
Keywords: Electronic aggression, Cyberbullying, Internet, Motivations, Reorientation
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EDITOR IN-CHIEF

Dr. (Mrs) Agatha Orji-Egwu

MANAGING EDITOR

Kenneth Adibe Nwafor, Ph.D

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Dr. (Mrs) Ifeyinwa Nsude

Barr. H. N. Aligwe, Ph.D

Elem Stephen, Ph.D

Simon Ezaka, Ph.D

EDITORIAL CONSULTANT

Jonathan E. Aliede, Ph.D